German Gunners: Part of Gen-Next?

Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski may be the Germans currently on the minds and in the hearts of Arsenal fans, as is the ever-green legend and Invincible that is Jens Lehmann, but…

The Enigma that is Duncan Jenkins

Duncan Jenkins, I still remember the day this idiot joined twitter. Duncan Jenkins, a perspiring author. I ignored him at first, a lot of these blokes surface on twitter from time to…

Age is just a number

Ashley Cole has fallen foul of Chelsea’s policy of not offering contracts of more than a year in length to players over 30 years of age. With Manchester United and Real Madrid…

So, how good is Juan Mata?

   Chelsea have won 7, drawn 1 – 22 points and a 4 point lead over the two Manchester clubs after 8 games. Chelsea have been splendid till date and deservedly hold…

A Different Blue that’s Rising

Flip through the newspapers, and you’ll most certainly see at least one piece about the Red-half of Liverpool. Luis Suarez, Brendan Rodgers, FSG etc. The more illustrious Red part of Liverpool often…

A United without Wingers

International break is on, and we’re faced with the worst nightmare that a football fan can expect – a weekend without league football. Nevertheless, this allows us folks here at Football Paradise…

I-League 2012-13 : Preview

As I write this, Ten Action is showing clips of Pailan Arrows going through their pre-match routines before squaring up against Mumbai FC. Yes, the I-League is finally underway. The not-so-smoothly-organized Federation…

In Rodgers we Should trust

  As the full-time whistle was blown at Carrow road, the score-line read; Norwich City 2-5 Liverpool. This was Brendan Rodgers’s first win in the league as a Liverpool manager, six games…

El Clasico – A Short Preview

I’ve always loved El Clasico – partly because I just love the thought of my favorite club thrashing our eternal rivals. Of course the result doesn’t always go the way of the…

Farewell, Michael Ballack.

  Michael Ballack announced his retirement from professional football yesterday, at the age of 36. I hadn’t really kept track of his career post-Chelsea, mostly because he seemed plagued by chronic injuries…

The Demise of the Milanese Giants

The peninsula nation of Italy, circa 2005-06, the nation’s footballing fraternity is only just unearthing the massive dent to its reputation that is the Calciocopoli scandal. As more and more evidence is…

Being Paul Scholes

UEFA Champions League 2007-08. Semi final. Manchester United vs Barcelona. Second leg. The first leg had been an eventful 0-0 draw at Camp Nou. Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty miss in the 3rd minute…

I don't give a shit!
Myth Of The Fence Sitters

Leading psychologists from Siggy Freud downwards have concluded that we humans are judgmental as a rule. There are few things that we can view dispassionately. If we take these as inviolable premises,…

Football Jargon for dummies Pt 1- False 9

During EURO 2012 I noticed that a new fad had started. People started tossing around words like “False 9!” and  “Deep Lying Playmaker!” without really knowing what they were talking about. But…

Will He Stay Or Will He Go?

“I am an Arsenal man. I think I have always shown that. I have to consider if I do well or not. If I don’t do well, I have to consider my…

Keep calm and hate Man United

“Hey man. So you watch football. Which team do you support?”  “I support Chelsea. I hate Manchester United.” This is the average ice-breaker I have with most football fans who don’t support…

Did I just tell him to f*** off?
The Truth About Football

“Truth,” believed David Hume “springs from argument amongst friends.” I’m not quite sure what Mr. Hume had in mind when he declared this, but it certainly wasn’t football. Rational argument and logic…

Player Profile : Alex Song

Name : Alexandre Song Billong Position : Defensive Midfielder Age : 24 Height : 6′ 0″ Nationality : Cameroon   After an impressive 2011-12 season with Arsenal FC, Alex Song has agreed…

India at Nehru Cup 2012 : A preview

The Nehru Cup is here! Just a day away now. The fantastic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi should prove to be quite a venue to host this competition. After the 1 lac-seater…

Kopites, get a grip of Reality!

Frustration. That’s something Liverpool fans are accustomed to over the recent years. But what frustrates me the most is the fickle resolve shown by certain reds on my timeline as I pore…

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